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River Rock Casino Poker Players Vie for WSOP Seat

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

GEYERSVILLE, California -- One River Rock Casino poker player will win a $10,000 seat in the No-Limit Texas Hold'em World Series of Poker that starts Friday, July 6, at the Rio Suite HotelRiver Rock Casino
River Rock Casino
  & Casino in Las Vegas simply by recording current play with the River Rock Player's Club card.

Entry tickets for River Rock's Second Annual One-Day Showdown Tournament on Saturday, June 2, can now be earned with the Player's Club card during all poker room sessions. Players earn tickets for every three hours of tracked play. On Saturday, June 2, 40 names will be randomly drawn to participate in a four-table tournament. The player who finishes first will win a $10,000 entry into the World Series of Poker and an additional $2,000 in travel cash.

Each of the 10 finalists will win cash. Second-place will win $2,000; third, $1,500; fourth, $1,000; fifth, $750; sixth, $500; seventh, $250 and eighth-tenth, $100 each.

Leo Gonzalez, 32, an electrician from Cloverdale, CA, was the first River Rock Showdown Tournament winner and played in last year's WSOP No-Limit Texas Hold'em tournament.

To be eligible, players must have a valid River Rock Casino Player's Club Card, which is available by signing up at the Player's Club booth in the casino. For every three hours of tracked play, the player will receive one drawing ticket. Players can earn additional tickets for play during specified times and weekly tournaments. Players must be present on Saturday, June 2, to win a seat in the tournament and they must participate in the tournament to be eligible to win any of the cash prizes. The tournament will be played to the end to determine the winner. For more information, contact the River Rock Poker Room, 707-857-2737.

The World Series of Poker, held annually in Las Vegas, is the world's richest poker tournament. The No-Limit Texas Hold'em WSOP will be held July 6-July 17 at the Rio Hotel & Casino with the finals at Harrah's Hotel & Casino on the Strip. The finals will be taped and televised at a later date on the ESPN network. The 2006 champion, Jamie Gold of Malibu, CA, won $12 million.

River Rock Casino is just North of Healdsburg on Hwy. 101. Take the Geyserville exit to the Dry Creek Rancheria.

River Rock Casino
3250 Highway 128
Geyserville, CA 95441
Phone: (707) 857-2777
River Rock Casino offers 1600 state-of-the-art slot machines, including video poker, progressives, and many more of your favorite machines. There are also 16 tables featuring Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker and Blackjack; offering the most liberal rules in the area.
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